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Breaking the speed limit Faster, more efficient working practices will be needed to meet targets for the modernisation of the West Coast Main Line. Matthew Jones reports.

Railtrack project director Tony Cruddas has a reputation for driving through change. His last job was leading the privatisation of Ealing Council's municipal services. Now he says that to complete the £2.2bn modernisation of the West Coast Main Line on time and to budget, changes to Britain's railway working practices are going to have to take place.

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